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The week ahead for the Myrtle Beach area

Horry County Council District 6 election

Six candidates vying for the position of District 6 Horry County Councilman will learn Tuesday who will be the next person to serve. The special election is being held to fill the seat of Bob Grabowski, who committed suicide in March.

Polls will be open in six precincts from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, including Enterprise (split district), Lake Park, Sea Winds (split district), Socastee #1 (split district), Socastee #2 and Socastee #3.

County poised to vote on budget

The Horry County Council on Tuesday is expected to vote on its fiscal year 2015-2016 budget, which could include a 7.2 mill property tax increase.

County officials say the increase will equal $13.5 million next fiscal year, which they say would help prevent the county from reaching into its reserves for $8 million to balance the 2016 budget.

Tuesday’s meeting begins 6 p.m. at the Horry County Government and Justice Center, 1301 Second Ave., Conway.

Celebrating fathers

Sunday is Father’s Day, a day established to celebrate the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives.

Official start to summer

Summer officially begins Sunday with the summer solstice.

This summer solstice is the day with the most hours of sunlight during the whole year. Myrtle Beach is expected to get more than 14 hours of sunlight on Sunday.

S.C. Legislature reconvenes

The S.C. General Assembly will reconvene on Tuesday for a three-day special session to wrap up business that was not completed by the time the regular session ended June 4.

Topics expected to be discussed include funding for the state’s roads and a bill regulating the Uber ride-sharing service.

Horry County Schools budget

Horry County Schools will hold a public hearing on its budget 6 p.m. Monday, which could include a 2 percent raise for all regular employees.

Anyone wishing to make a public comment is asked to register before the meeting at the district’s website at http://bit.ly/1IdB76S.

Titles on tap

Both the NBA and Stanley Cup finals will wrap up this week in either Game 6 or 7.

Game 6 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors will be 8 p.m. Tuesday night in Cleveland on ABC (Game 5 was late Sunday night). If necessary, Game 7 will be at 9 p.m. Friday night in Oakland, also on ABC.

The Stanley Cup Finals between the Chicago Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning will end with a Chicago win, their first chance to take the series coming Monday at 8 p.m. in Chicago. If necessary, Game 7 will be played in Tampa Bay, beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday; both games will be broadcast on NBC.

U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Fox Sports will take over broadcast coverage for the first time with this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. The network is promising several new tech features than in years past.

First round coverage begins Thursday at noon on Fox Sports 1. Reigning champion Martin Kaymer tees off with Rory McIlroy and amateur Gunn Yang at 8:28 a.m. Coastal Carolina alumnus Dustin Johnson will tee off just before that group at 8:17, pairing with Adam Scott and Sergio Garcia.

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